Reservations: 2021 Atlas Packs Hip Belts

Pick Your Hip Belt. Included with purchase.

Updated colors, size ranges and MOLLE webbing all new for 2021.

An Atlas Packs Hip Belt is included with the purchase of your pack. Designed to transfer around 90% of your backpack’s weight from your shoulders to your hips. All belts are compatible with all packs.

Let's Choose Your Belt

Included with the purchase of your pack is a custom fitted hip belt.

The most important part of the pack is the hip belt and in this regard Atlas Packs offers options unlike any other brand.

Finding the right size is easy. Checkout the fitting chart below and follow the steps. The most important measurement is to make sure the padding is long enough to cover your hips. If the padding falls short, then the weight of the pack will not properly transfer away from your shoulders and load on to your hips.

Start with your pant size. This is the easiest way and works 95% of the time. If you are between sizes, then use the other options.

Option (1) measure the full width of your waist staying at hip height all the way around with a tape measure. Option (2), measure the span of your hips, just the length needed for the padding to cover both (end to end) plus a few smidges.

Still unsure >> Size up!


How much are the Hip Belts?

There is no additional cost. A hip belt of your choice (Athlete/Adventure) is included with the purchase of your pack.

Which belt is best for me?

That's really hard to say, it's such a personal choice. Generally speaking the Adventure belt is considered more comfortable as it offers two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle. The Athlete belt has a single foam layer and is more minimalist.

The Adventure belt is better able to support heavier loads than the standard Athlete Pack belt

Does the Adventure belt fit the Athlete Pack?

Yes. All of the hip belts are interchangeable with all of the packs so you can mix and match.

With that said, it's uncommon to pair the Athlete belt with the Adventure Pack. But if that's what you want to do, I say go for it!

Can the pack be used without the hip belt?

Yes and removing the belt is super easy. Once removed the small pouches tuck into the back of the lumbar padding for a seamless look.

Can the hip belt be used without the pack?

Yes! This is just one more reason to love Atlas Packs. By adding a small strip of webbing, the versatility of the hip belt has increased 10x.

MOLLE is a universally recognized method of attaching items to bags/packs/clothing and there are countless options readily available for whatever you need to carry.

I can't wait to see how this changes the experience. By attaching MOLLE pouches you can hit the trail without anything on your back. How crazy is that for a backpack company!

PS: Of note, make sure you get the new magnetic buckles as they are designed for use when the belt is off the pack.

The belt I want is out of stock?

As an example, you want the Athlete belt and we only have Adventure belts in stock in your size. Please contact us with the understanding that we will try to source but cannot make any promises. Thank you for understanding in advance.

Are there new colorways for 2021?

Yes. For 2021 hip belts are available in two colorways. Black Hip Belts come standard with black packs. Gray hip belts are standard for the gray and yellow packs.

What about big and tall sizes?

We got ya! The Adventure hip belt offers support unlike any other belt on the market. And don't be shy if what we offer still not in your range. We love help and will make a custom extender for you.

How do the hip straps work?

Only the hip strap is available at this time. The Travel Belts may only be available again in early 2022. I think the new hip straps offer a better all around solution and will be testing them out before making more travel belts.

Dang! I got the wrong size?

After all that and the size did not work out. Don't worry, we will have belts available for this purpose and will swap you out. Please contact us right away.


Our Adventure Hip Belt (as shown here) is best suited for long trips and heavier load-outs.


The slimmer Athlete Hip Belt (as shown here) is best suited for lighter loads and every day carry usage.

Atlas-Packs-Hip-Belt-Athlete-Black-Gray.JPG 2021 Athlete Hip Belt
Atlas-Packs-Hip-Belt-Adventure-Black-Gray.JPG 2021 Adventure Hip Belt

Adventure Belt Explained

**belt shown is prior model** The Adventure Hip Belt-our thickest padded belt offering two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle. Most comfortable for heavier loads or longer hikes.

The Adventure Hip Belt construction includes dual layers of foam padding with 38mm buckle and webbing. Works best with heavy load outs. Available in S/M - XL/XXL sizes.

Athlete Belt Explained

**belt shown is prior model** The Athlete Hip Belt offers a slimmer profile with a single layer of foam padding with 25mm buckle and narrower webbing. This belt offers a more "minimalist" look and feel in comparison to the Adventure Hip Belt. Normally available in S/M-XL sizes.

Travelers Belt

The Travel Hip Belt (also known as the Haenisch Hip Belt) has no padding, just a soft wrap with 25mm buckle and webbing.

The Travel Hip Belt is available as an accessory only and is not included with a pack purchase. Available in gray (as shown) and black and sizes S/M, M/L, XL. Sizing is the same as the Athlete hip belt.

The Adventure Extender Clip

The Extender Clip adds 8" of additional length to your belt.

Get one don't like the feeling of a buckle in the middle of your stomach, you need a belt longer than our XXL, if you are between sizes or need additional room for clothing layers, etc... **only available for the Adventure Hip Belt**

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